Coding for Kids

As the world progresses further into the 21st century, programming is becoming a critical layer of all our lives. Learning how to code at a young age can truly set up your child for a lifetime of success. Even if they don’t go into a specific computer science-related field, it gives them an edge in virtually every modern industry.

If you are looking for your child to learn to code but are not sure where to start, have a look at these kids coding courses below.

1 CODESPACE – High School Coding & Robotics Camp

  • Rondebosch, Cape Town
  • 6 Days
  • Grade 8 – 12
  • R2500

www.codespace.co.za/courses/high-school-coding-robotics-holiday-camp

2 Code Monkey (online)

  • Pre-school / kindergarten and up
  • Free Trial
  • Yearly, quarterly & monthly payment options ($4 – $10 per month)
  • self-guided challenges
  • real coding languages
  • game-based learning

www.codemonkey.com/

3 Tynker Coding For Kids (online)

  • Ages 5 – 13+
  • Yearly, quarterly or once-off lifetime payment option ($10 -$20 per month)
  • Age appropriate, interactive courses

www.tynker.com



4 Code Monster (online)

  • Quick online course/game
  • Gets you familiar with what coding is
  • No signing up
  • Free

www.crunchzilla.com/code-monster

5 Scratch (online)

  • Designed for ages 8-16
  • Used by all ages
  • Program interactive stories, games & animations
  • Free

https://scratch.mit.edu/

6 Code Avengers (online)

 Ages 5 – 16

  • 5 Courses to choose from
  • Free trial ($20 – $29 per month)

www.codeavengers.com/jr



7 CODEMOJI (online)

  • Monthly, semester & yearly payment options ($7 per month / $55 per year)
  • Free Trial
  • Fun free games on site

www.codemoji.com

8 Kodable (online)

  • Ages 4 – 10
  • Monthly & Yearly options ($5 – $7 per month)
  • Games, building & transition into real code

 



Bonus: There are tons of great coding apps if you’re looking to teach your kids to code on the go. You can try Daisy the Dinosaur, Hopscotch, Grasshopper, Space Coders, Code Masters Wonderwood, Code Karts, and CodeSpark Academy. (Some only available on Apple).

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